Northland Could Be Bracing For Colder and Snowier Winter

La Nina Builds, NOAA Predicts Changes for Winter Weather

Who’s ready for winter?

We could be in store for a colder and snowier winter this season according to a new report from the Climate Prediction Center.

The CPC released its report for this winter earlier this week.

It shows an increased probability of this winter being colder and wetter across the northern Midwest.

Northlanders will remember this past winter as one of the mildest on record coming off a strong El Nino pattern.

Forecasters at the national weather service say this year a La Nina pattern looks more likely.

“The confidence is it will not be like last year,” said meteorologist Mike Stewart with National Weather Service in Duluth. “We do expect colder temperatures and we are expecting more snow, which will be nice for the skiers and snowmobilers. We are somewhat confident that that’s what is going to happen if the La Nina develops as it looks like it is doing.”

Duluth saw just shy of 50 inches of snow last winter season.

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